What Food Affects Psoriasis?
Psoriasis sufferers have long maintained food affects their skin disorder but, so far, there is no hard scientific evidence to back such claims. Dr. Bruce Strober of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center believes some people may have specific food triggers.
Since psoriasis is an immune system disorder, a good starting point is a healthy immune system diet to reduce inflammation.
The antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables are a good cellular boost, which aids the immune system. Reducing or eliminating gluten helps some psoriatics. For this, avoid wheat, barley, rye and oats.
Your body needs more good bacteria than bad. Keeping this balance can reduce psoriasis symptoms. Foods like yogurt and milk, with live cultures, can boost the immune system.
The modern high-fat diet can be treacherous to psoriasis sufferers. Fish oils, flaxseed oils, nuts and a quality omega 3 supplement should be included with an overall low-fat diet.
A simple at-home test can help determine if a particular food aggravates your psoriasis. Take the food out of your diet for two weeks and see if symptoms lessen or disappear.